While two-thirds of Texas’ school districts are suing the state for more “education” money, a new report shows that those same school districts are three times more likely to hire “administrators and other staff” than teachers.

A new report from the Friedman Foundation looks at the growth rates of personnel in our nation’s public schools.

From 1992 to 2009, Texas’ student enrollment increased 37 percent and the number of teachers 50 percent. Yet the number of “administrators and other staff”? A shocking 172 percent.

The school finance lawsuit is an expensive farce; it’s a fraud against Texas’ taxpayers, teachers and students. Those school board members conned into filing the suits by their administrators should be ashamed of themselves.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, and a dog. Check out his podcast, Reflections on Life and Liberty.

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